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Financial Services Sequence - WSW

New Coures for Changing Times

The business world, especially the banking and finance sectors, is undergoing a dramatic change. Misericordia University, in conjunction with Luzerne County Community College and Lackawanna College developed a suite of courses to help students prepare and compete in this new era of financial services. 

Many careers in our new economy demand knowledge of finance and how the new rules of money and banking will be written.
 
Funded by a grant from WIRED-Wall Street West*, these new courses will prepare graduates to work in the revamped financial services industry or any business. These new courses incorporate the latest in values-based decision making as well as the proven business knowledge graduates require.
 
Misericordia incorporated these courses into two primary programs:
 
Master’s in Business Administration
 
Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration
 
Full-time students and adults or part-time students all have options to enroll in the degrees above in a format that most meets their needs and lifestyle including day, evening, weekend, accelerated and online classes. 
 
BUS 135 Introduction to Financial Services
BUS 304 Sales and Sales Management
BUS 350 Money and Banking
BUS 355 Principles of Risk and Insurance
BUS 434 Investments and Investment Management
 
Financial Services Specialization (9 credits):
MBA 631 Current Issues and Trends in Finance and Banking for Financial  Planning
MBA 632 Current Issues and Trends in Insurance and Investing for Financial Planning
MBA 650 Integrative MBA Capstone Experience

MBA 631 Current Issues and Trends in Insurance and Investing for Financial Planning                                                                                         
 
This course covers the issues and trends occurring and emerging at the time of its offering related to the insurance and investing aspects of the dynamic field of financial planning.
Prerequisites: BUS 355, BUS 434,MBA 507
 
           
MBA 632 Current Issues and Trends in Finance and Banking for Financial Planning 3 credits
 
This course covers the issues and trends occurring and emerging at the time of its offering related to the fiscal, financial, and banking aspects of the dynamic field of financial planning.
Prerequisites:BUS 350,MBA 509  
 
Adult learners or companies looking for information for themselves or their institutions can contact:
 
Christine Slacktish
Director of Corporate Outreach
570-674-8183
cslackti@misericordia.edu 
 
High school students and teachers interested in hearing more about our new financial services courses, or interested in education programs from our Center for Economic and Entrepreneurship Education can contact:
 
Robert Williams
Assistant Director of the Center for Economic and Entrepreneurship Education
570-674-6777
rwilliam@misericordia.edu 
 
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